Art Waves traveled to the exquisite home studio of printer and wood engraver Ger Brender a Brandis to learn about his passion for detail and to see firsthand how he applies that passion to the ancient arts of printing by hand and engraving on wood. Topics: wood engraving, printing, drawing, publishing, Branstead Press
Stan White returns for a fourth visit to Art Waves, this time with Katherine Gordon and Becky Alexander. The three have collaborated on several poetry collections and they discuss their unusual approach to awakening the muse. Topics: collaboration, poetry, inspiration, working to themes, publishing
John Roberts has done everything from police work, to editing, to leading the Canadian Metis Council, to college teaching, and he has published 27 non-fiction books along the way. Tune in to trace an eclectic and fascinating life. Topics: textbooks, writing, editing, publishing, policework, Canadian Metis Council
When we heard that McMaster University Bookstore was installing the 9th Espresso Book Machine in the world, Art Waves invited Mark Lefevbre of Titles, and Kristine Tortora, who has spent her life studying the ancient arts of making and preserving books, to square off. To our surprise they were on the same page! Tune in for a fascinating conversation. Topics: technology, book arts, publishing, preservation, the Espresso Book Machine, bookbinding
Will Rueter is a book designer, printer and the proprietor of The Aliquando Press. When Art Waves invited him to tell us about book design, Will demonstrated his flawless design sense by bringing in musical examples to illustrate design concepts. Will Rueter may well be the perfect radio guest. Topics: book design, Aliquando Press, publishing, printing, classical music
Wesley W. Bates is an artist who is perhaps best known for his wood engravings. He has illustrated the work of such illustrious writers as Stephen Leacock, W.O. Mitchell and Wendell Berry. This interview will give you a clear and lasting picture of the timeless art of wood engraving. Topics: wood engraving, printing, painting, publishing, West Meadow Press, Thomas Bewick
Together Eleanore and Richard Kosydar have published two beautiful photography books on the Dundas Valley. By the time they produced the second, Eleanore had begun to write poetry as well. In this interview they explain how their collaboration enhances their marriage, and vice versa. Topics: photography, collaboration and marriage, the Dundas Valley, self-publishing, Tierceron Press
The third in Jill Downie's series of mysteries set on the island of Guernsey gave us the excuse we were seeking to invite her back to Art Waves. For more fascinating conversation about the puzzles Ed Moretti and Liz Falla work to solve, not least of which is their relationship, eavesdrop on episode 230. Topics: Laura Boyle, Dundurn Publishing, Kirk Howard, Isaac Brock, Georges Simenon, Agatha Christie,...
Gary Santucci of the Pearl Company returns to Art Waves to talk about his latest venture, a magazine about local culture and politics. Scheduled to begin publication sometime in 2010, The Pearl Review would like to hear from you, our Art Waves listeners. Tune in to hear more. Topics: arts magazine, publishing, The Pearl Review, The Pearl Company, culture and politics, submissions
Jazz singer, Diana Panton, talks about making her own CDs, her incredible musicians--Don Thompson, Reg Schwager and Guido Basso--and the "lifestyle" that is jazz. Topics: jazz vocals, standards, self-publishing CDs, Don Thompson, Guido Basso, Reg Schwager
Music scholar Alan Walker has dedicated much of his life to the story and the music of Franz Liszt. His definitive three-volume biography of Liszt took twenty-five years to write, but he isn't finished with the great man yet. For an eloquent and passionate hour, tune in to Art Waves 224. Topics: Wilhelm Backhaus, Arthur Rubenstein, John Ogden, Louis Kentner, Valerie Tryon, Alvar Lidell,...